Category: Manufacturers & MRO

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean

Reading Time: 2 minutes Solar Impulse 2, the Swiss solar-powered plane, landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:44pm local time – 8:44am […]

Magnus eFusion Rolls Out at AERO Friedrichshafen

Reading Time: < 1 minute From Hungary coming yet another electric airplane, this one manufactured by Magnus Aircraft Corp. The company’s eFusion is a two-seat, side-by-side airplane with fixed landing gear. Magnus Aircraft unveiled the eFusion at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany, noting that the new model is powered by a Siemens 60 kW electric motor with 85 kW max output. […]

Pipistrel Showcases Hybrid Pantera

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pipistrel of Slovenia is at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany showing off the first hybrid airplane in general aviation, the Hybrid Pantera born as a result of its Hypstair project. The sleek four-seater is powered by a Siemens 200 kW electric motor and a Rotax 914 turbocharged gasoline engine that is used to drive the electric […]

SWISS To Start Bombardier CS100 Operations in Mid-July

Reading Time: 2 minutes Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to put its first Bombardier C Series aircraft – a CS100 – into service on 15 July. In doing so, SWISS will be the first airline in the world to operate the new Bombardier C Series. The flights concerned are bookable on swiss.com from today. The innovative short- and […]

Innovative 3D Printing Solutions Are “Taking Shape” Within Airbus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus is making significant investments in revolutionary additive layer manufacturing technologies (3D printing) – with expanding capabilities that are demonstrating the company’s pioneering spirit to create new and better ways to fly. At the centre of Airbus’ innovative efforts is the company’s new additive layer manufacturing initiative – which creates a grouping of experts and […]

Boeing Selects Supplier For 777X Full-flight Simulator Suites

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing announced April 19 it has selected , a Textron Inc. company as its supplier for the first 777X full-flight simulator suites for Boeing’s pro forma campuses. Pro forma training is offered to customers as part of the airplane sale. Each simulator suite will include a full-flight simulator and a high-fidelity, flat-panel classroom trainer. TRU […]

Solar Impulse’s Takeoff from Hawaii Scheduled

Reading Time: < 1 minute We knew this day would come where we can finally say: today we will be taking off. After 9 months having put our round-the-world solar flights on hold because of a battery complication during the 5 day/night flight from Nagoya to Hawaii, we are able to resume our attempt to accomplish this solar-powered challenge. We […]

Possible Bombardier-Delta Deal Leads To Talks of a Bigger C Series Jet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Inc. almost won a crucial order from Delta Air Lines Inc. the last time the airline bought new single-aisle planes, but a deal fell apart when the plane maker told Delta it would not make a bigger version of its C Series aircraft. Now, as the two companies again appear close to a single-aisle […]

Bombardier Cutting a Further 50 Jobs This Year: Around 630 Staff To Go

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier is cutting a further 50 staff this year, bringing the total job losses this year to 630. The Canadian-owned aerospace giant is planning to cut 1,080 jobs in the next two year. Around 580 of those were set to go this year. But it’s now contacted staff to say a further 50 could go this […]

Garuda Indonesia to Receive 14 A330neo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Garuda Indonesia has confirmed an order with Airbus for the purchase of 14 A330-900neo, the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, to support the company’s growth and business expansion in the future. The deal was signed at a ceremony in London in the presence of the President of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko […]